System of Administration
In 1995, Upper Siang was bifurcated from East Siang district with Yingkiong as its headquarters bordering Tibet (China) in the North, East Siang district in the South, Upper & Lower Dibang Valley districts in the East and West Siang district in the West.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) is the Administrative Head of the district who is aided by sub-ordinate level Administrative Officers like Addl. Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Extra Assistant Commissioner (EAC), Circle Officer (CO), etc alongwith HODs (Head of Department) of various departments. The Administrative Units below the level of the district are based on the clusters of certain entities like circles, villages, households, etc.
DC Office, Yingkiong
SP Office, Yingkiong
A cluster of circles form a Sub-Division with Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) as the Administrative Head. However, some of the sub-divisions which have been upgraded to the status of ADC Headquarter with some additional or independent financial and establishment related powers are headed by ADCs.
A sub-division is further divided in terms of cluster of villages which form a Circle – the lowest Administrative Unit with CO as the Administrative Head.
Further, in order to better administer and implement the Rural Development (RD) schemes or programmes, the district is also divided into certain blocks called Community Development Blocks (CD-Blocks). These CD-Blocks are headed by Block Development Officers (BDOs).
Upper Siang Administration Morphology
|Sub-Division||Year of Establishment||HQs||Administrative Head||Circles within the sub-division|
|Mariyang||1952||Mariyang||SDO||Mariyang, Geku, Katan, Mopom|
|Tuting||1953||Tuting||ADC||Tuting, Gelling, Singa, Palling, Migging|
A total of 3 administrative sub-divisions. However, since Tuting sub-division has been upgraded to ADC Headquarter so is headed by ADC with assistance from a CO.
|Circle||Year of Establishment||HQs||Administrative Head|
A total of 11 administrative circles. However, since Geku Circle has been upgraded to EAC Headquarter so is headed by EAC with assistance from a CO.
|CD-Block||HQs||Circles within the Block|
|Tuting||Tuting||Tuting, Palling, Migging|
A total of 5 Community Development Blocks which are headed by BDOs.